Assistant Professor, Biology, Providence College
TEDxTufts Speaker, Embracing Science as a Verb
Storyteller, The Story Collider, A Dangerous Job
Rachael E. Bonoan, PhD
Past Events (selected)
Seminar Series - WSU Vancouver
Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Monday, March 25, 2019
3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
Update on my post-doc research studying the Puget blue butterfly, its host plant, and its ant attendants in the Pacific Northwest!
Melrose Public Library, Melrose, MA
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come by the Melrose Public Library to learn about pollinator decline and what you can do to help! This event is free but registration is required.
All About Bees
Discovery Museums, Acton, MA
Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join me as I share my work studying honey bees! Test out your bee vision, use a microscope to study some bee anatomy, and more, as we learn all about the importance of pollinators and what we can do to help honey bees.
Tufts Community Day
Tufts University, Medford/Somerville Campus
Sunday, October 2, 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come by the Starks Lab table on the academic quad to taste some honey, check out honey bees and pollen under the microscope, and learn about the inner-workings of a honey bee hive!
National Honey Bee Day
Follow the Honey, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I am lucky enough to be a speaker at Follow the Honey's National Honey Bee Day Celebration...again! More details to can be found at the link below!
National Honey Bee Week!
The Greater Boston Area
August 15-19, 2016
In celebration of honey bees, the Boston Area Beekeepers Association (BABA) will be co-sponsoring and/or co-hosting a honey-bee-themed event on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night! Check back here on my calendar for more details about each event or follow the link below. BABA has also organized a black jar honey show!
Tour de Hives
Medford, Malden, Somerville, MA
Sunday, June 26, 2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Tour de Hives will engage, educate and enchant you with a first-hand look at honey bees in hives across the city, guided by the humans who tend them. My and Kelsey Graham's field sites will be featured!
Pint of Science Boston: How do honey bees deal with heat stress?
SISSY K'S, 6 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 pm
When a honey bee hive is exposed to localized heat stress, adult bees shield baby bees (the brood) by positioning themselves between the heat source and the brood. These "heat shielders" then absorb the excess heat, protecting the brood from a rise in temperature that would be detrimental to development. Where do the heat shielders go to cool themselves off? We used thermal imaging to find out!
Also speaking: Dr. Pierre-Thomas Brun (Instructor in Mathematics, MIT) on BUILDING WITH FLUIDS
Being a Gutsy Communicator: Panel Discussion
MIT, Student Center, Cambridge, MA
Thursday, April 14, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Come hear about "being a gutsy communicator" from myself, Christine Exley (Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School), Jessica Kahlenberg (student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Founder of Linxx),and Nina MacLaughlin (carpenter and author of Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter)! Lunch reception to follow. Part of the Graduate Women at MIT's Spring Empowerment Conference.
BUGS at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
April 16-17, 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sat), 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sun)
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the largest and only national science festival. Tufts BUGS (Biology Union of Graduate Students) will have a table with the theme "Life is communication" at the Grand Finale Expo. Team Honey Bee and I have been working on an exhibit on how bees see!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fellow Tufts bee-searcher, Kelsey Graham, and I will discuss why pollinators are important and what we can do to help! You will also get a chance to make your very own beeswax candle!